palawa means Tasmanian Aborigine, kipli means food in palawa kani (Tasmanian Aboriginal language). At palawa kipli we go back to our origins for a more sustainable future.
Although we have been here forever, Aboriginal people are the oldest living civilisation in the world, stone tools and rock carvings in Tasmania have even shown evidence that dates back to 45,000 years ago.
Custodians of the land
palawa are spiritually and culturally connected to the land. We believe that we are here for the soul purpose to protect the land.
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Aboriginal people survived some of the worst atrocities committed to humans in the Worlds history. There was a time when the Tasmanian Government declared Tasmanian Aborigines dead. These atrocities have resulted in the loss of our land, some of our languages, cultural practices, rituals and stories.
We Palawa people are hunters and gatherers of our land. A lot of traditional food are herbs and spices grown in the bush. We also eat native animals, such as wallaby, mutton bird, possum, emu, and a variety of fish.
We harvested the most from our land and the resources available to us. This included some nations eating insects, such as bugs, native animals, plants and seafood. Insects are eaten by 2 billion people world wide and are the sustainable protein of the future.
To go back to our palawa origins, to live and provide delicious sustainable Aboriginal inspired food to the masses. The food will inspire thought on the traditional and modern ways of living sustainably and ultimately make the world a better place.